Epic Tales: Memoir, Mythology and 19th-Century Women Novelists

Find inspiration in Greek mythology and in the works of 21st-century women writers and apply it to your own storytelling as you learn about writing memoir.
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Program No. 23302RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Whether you’re writing myth or memoir—some elements of storytelling can be applied to any work of writing or literature. Spend a week at San Pedro Conference Center studying some of history’s most famous stories as you delve into Greek mythology and the works of women novelists of the 21st century. Discuss their themes, historical context and impact on modern scholarship and literature. Then, take inspiration from these famous stories and apply it to memoir writing. Learn memory-evoking practices to help elevate your autobiographical stories to works of literary memoir.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Revisit some of Greek mythology’s most well-known tales of gods, goddesses and heroes as you examine them through historical and archaeological lenses.
  • Study the significant topics taken on by some of the 19th-century’s most famous female novelists, from Jane Austen and the Bronte Sisters, to Harriet Beecher Stowe and Mary Shelley.
  • Using letters and photographs as prompts, learn how to dig deeper in your recollections to rediscover the details that make memoirs rich and effective.

General Notes

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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